Keeping Up With a Healthy Lifestyle….When You Don’t Have the Time

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We’ve all been there….. , “I just don’t have the time.”

This is legitimately my ultimate excuse for anything that involves exercise, sleep, eating right, or anything self-care.

But reality is you have to make time. You have choices.

Do I want to spend extra time watching T.V. or browsing social media….or do I want to get a 30 minute work out and prepare healthy meal lunches for the week??

Some days I choose the first option..

BUT, I have to remind myself how my body and mind feels when I don’t choose healthy choices.

Working full time, taking care of the house and running after two toddler boys can leave me with small amounts of time to worry about being healthy, but I have found that even the small things can at least get you steered in the right direction.

Below are 5 things that help me keep a healthy lifestyle …. that don’t require too much time.

  1. Taking collagen everyday

About a year ago I found the most amazing product via Instagram browsing. WithinUs TruMarine Collagen. Seriously the holy grail of collagen. Not only is it virtuously tasteless and odorless, but it has amazing benefits. Like helping my hair grow 6 inches in 4 months. Not that we need even more greatness, but it also aids in minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, increasing skin hydration, reduces joint pain, and improves muscle recovery. Truly amazing!

2.  Get your vitamins in

A great women’s multi-vitamin is almost never a bad idea if you are running short on time and low on energy. There are so many brands that offer so many different benefits. My personal favorite is ‘OLLY The Perfect Womens Gummy Vitamin’. This is a great all around vitamin, packed with essentials supporting energy, bone and immune health.

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3.   Shake it up

If your in a hurry like me 99.9% of the time…. then shakes may be your thing! Not only are they quick and easy, but you can disguise healthy ingredients that may not be very tasty… uuhhhmmmm CELERY. A fast an easy way to mix up your shakes is with none other than a NINJA blender. The ninja is super fast and super powerful, taking the guesswork out of drink making.

4.   Drink, Drink, Drink

I’m not just talking about any drink here. I’m talking about water! Making sure to drink enough water throughout the day does wonders for your health. I am definitely guilty of getting too busy and forgetting to drink enough throughout the day. A great way to make sure you do drink enough water, is to get a water bottle that holds at least a half gallon. Getting a water bottle that list how much you are drinking or even specific times you should drink, can help out a lot too! These water bottles on Amazon are a great way to keep track of your water intake.

5. Rest Is Best

Getting enough sleep is vital to healthy living and to basically help you function! Many times our brains have a hard time shutting down and they just keep going and going and going and……you get the idea. A great way to help wind down and help your brain take a chill pill is with essential oils. “Good Night Synergy Blend” by Edens Garden is a great way to unwind at the end of a long day and help you get to full relaxation.



A healthy lifestyle can improve your life in so many ways. Reducing your over all stress, decreasing your risk of heart disease, and improving your overall mental clarity. I hope these tips can jumpstart your way into healthy living…even when your short on time.

If it’s important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.

Make the change. Your body and mind will love you for it.

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